(Informed Comment) – Is a candidate a centrist? This question matters because many voters like to think of themselves as moderates or centrists. Other voters, not heavily engaged in the political process, are responsive to labels. Therefore the candidate who captures the label in the eyes of the corporate media has a leg up. But […]
(Informed Comment) – Many of us rely on daily reports, often presented by local TV weatherpersons, to get through our daily routines. How do I dress, do I need to take an umbrella to work, must I come home early to avoid the snowstorm? These professionals have a difficult job. Their predictions are generally correct […]
(Informed Comment) – While Trump’s xenophobic and protectionist agenda, thankfully often blocked by the courts, has received the lion’s share of media attention, his henchmen have enacted a whole series of game changing initiatives in the area of federal regulation. Deregulating such domestic concerns as transportation, occupational health and safety, the environment is hardly new. […]
To the corporate media, history goes back only as far as yesterday. Thus the media portray the chaos and violence in Central America as though this is just a case of stuff happens. Or all of a sudden millions decided to come north in search of a better life. And these exculpatory views survived even […]
We are being confronted in the United States with a major political party that embraces tactics of earlier fascist parties
The neoliberal deification of markets has many parents.
How do you convince current or potential adversaries that in the event of nuclear attack you will respond in kind?
In addition to the mini-nukes to be loaded onto missiles on nuclear subs, Trump is also advocating a modernized anti missile defense system
The teachers strikes have been focused on demands that have a major impact on the quality of classroom instruction